Charcoal for Whiter Teeth?
A beautiful smile is often achieved with whiter teeth. However, the whitening method you choose could actually harm your teeth. The latest whitening method trending on social media is the use of charcoal toothpaste.
This method claims that scrubbing your teeth with an activated charcoal paste will bring a shine back to your smile.
There is no evidence that shows dental products with charcoal are safe or effective for your teeth, according to the September 2017 issue of the Journal of the American Dental Association.
Also, using materials that are too abrasive on your teeth can actually make them look more yellow. Enamel is what you’re looking to whiten, but if you’re using a scrub that is too rough, you can actually wear it away. When that happens, the next layer of your tooth can become exposed – a softer, yellow tissue called dentin.
The best natural ways to keep your teeth white are everyday healthy habits, including:
- Brushing your teeth twice a day for two minutes
- Use a whitening toothpaste with the ADA Seal of Acceptance
- Flossing your teeth once a day
- Limiting foods that stain your teeth, like coffee, tea and red wine
- Not smoking or using tobacco
- Regular visits to your dentist for checkups and cleanings every 6 months
If you want to whiten your teeth, just give us a call at 870-932-9911 to get you started on the best way to achieve a bright, beautiful, healthy smile.